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preform

[verb pree-fawrm; noun pree-fawrm] /verb ˈpriˈfɔrm; noun ˈpriˌfɔrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to form beforehand.
2.
to determine or decide beforehand:
to preform an opinion.
3.
to shape or fashion beforehand:
to preform a mold.
noun
4.
biscuit1 (def 5).
5.
any of various uncompleted objects of manufacture after preliminary shaping.
Origin of preform
1595-1605
From the Latin word praefōrmāre, dating back to 1595-1605. See pre-, form
Related forms
nonpreformed, adjective
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